Found in ancient legends, fables and history, apples are an incredibly magickal and symbolic fruit in witchcraft and of the divine. Their magickal properties and uses are endless as they can be used to promote fertility, abundance, wisdom, prosperity, good fortune, love, peace, balance, wholeness, healing, renewal, regeneration and happiness. Whichever way you slice it, the apple has been a part of ancient and modern magick and continues to be fruitful to those who vye to harness it’s magical energies.
Because of its associations with the fruit harvest, the apple is perfect for Mabon, Samhain and general autumn magick. Here are X ways to use apples this fall!
1. Use Apples in Your Kitchen Witch Work
Apples are a staple in the kitchen of a witch. Not only are they absolutely delicious, but they can be used in basically every variety of dish from hors d'oeuvres to your main dish to beverages to dessert! Looking for some apple inspo? Check out these 50 recipes from The Food Network. Try adding additional magickal elements into your Kitchen Witch work such as drawing sigils into your apple pie crust or complimenting your apple meal with herbs and spices that mix well with your intentions. For instance if you are looking to attract prosperity try adding cinnamon or rosemary into your dish! You can also celebrate the goddess Pomona by trying out our infused apple tart recipe! Feel free to enjoy our Kitchen Witch 'All You Kneed Is Love' playlist as well!
2. Make an Apple Pipe For Smoking Your Herb
As a CannaWitch, I would be remiss if I did not mention smoking your cannabis in an apple! It is definitely something you need to try at least once. These DIY pipes will add some sweetness to your smoking experience, plus you will be intaking the powerful energies of the apple right from its source. WikiHow has a great step by step guide for making you pipe. Check it out here. I highly recommend using Gala or Granny Smith to deliver the best smoking experience. Incorporate your apple smoking into a ritual or divination practices to enhance the powers of the apple, especially for love spells. Hold your chosen apple in your hands before making your pipe and infuse it with your intention of love then share your cannabis bounty with a potential lover to build desire and attraction. This is also a perfect date night activity for cannabis lovers!
Apples & Cannabis: Two Best Buds!
Apples are wonderful divination tools. Use the longest unbroken peel of an apple to discover the first initial of your true love's name. When bobbing for apples secretly mark an apple and whomever manages to catch your fruit maybe your next lover! You can also use apple seeds to try your hand at divination. Cut an apple crossways, creating top and bottom halves. The cut should reveal the shape of a pentagram laid out by the seeds. Next count the visible seeds on the surfaces of the halves and use the total number of the seeds using numerology to analyze the meaning of your divination. For example, counting nine seeds can reveal abundance. When finished offer the apple as a gift of thanks to the deity or spirits that helped you in your divination process.
4. Home and Ritual Decor
Just like its kitchen uses, apples have boundless uses in the home. Here are just a few ways you can use apples this fall in your home:
- Decorating your Mabon or Samhain altar.
- Leaving as an offering on your altar to honour your ancestors and invite them to “feast with you” during the harvest season.
- Make a new wand out of applewood. Always choose a branch that needs to be pruned anyway and say thanks to the tree for it's wood.
- Carving apple poppets (also wonderful altar decor).
- Dry apple slices or use apples in a wreath to attract love and prosperity.
- Add a bowl of apples as a centrepiece to a table.
5. Utilize the Medicinal Properties
There is a reason behind the old saying, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." Apples contain lots of healthy benefits including a big dose of vitamin C, fibre and water. They have been linked to a lower risk of heart disease, good bone health and type 2 diabetes. It is also promotes good digestion and can be used as a good weight-loss aid. The rich quantum of fibre found in apples also helps you feeling full for longer.